This is the truth. Or, as they used to say, "Word!" Maybe we just assumed we'd be....fill in the blank. Maybe it's what our parents wanted for us. Maybe we thought our horizons were limited, that we couldn't be anything else. Maybe we got stuck in a rut. Maybe we've been on autopilot. Maybe . . .
You're always creating your life, every moment of every day. And here's a fact: At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end. That's right. Some of us can fall prey to fatalism, thinking that a particular outcome is inevitable. Not the case at all. We . . .
All things are sacred, nothing is sacred. ~Coyote medicine Maybe like me, you know people who take themselves VERY seriously. Maybe you voted for one. (Only kidding. I know you didn't. Right?) But what you may not know is that when we take ourselves too seriously, that's when Coyote can remind us . . .
Only in the darkness can you see the stars. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. or Ralph Waldo Emerson (or maybe no one important but it's still true)* Remember that adage look on the bright side? We're not used to looking for the gifts in bad situations. It's counter-intuitive, isn't it? When bad things . . .
As it turns out, we're not the old, out-of-touch group that some may make us out to be. No, those who are fighting for the real America see the Baby Boom generation as having activist skills and experience that can be put to good use in what could be called the New Day Revolution. That's right. . . .
Before the election I had written and scheduled three weeks of blog posts on various subjects. But when I look at them now, in the light of the dangerous situation in our country they seem, well, meaningless. I am still so damn astonished that this happened. That so much ugliness and evil lurked . . .
Normality is a well-paved street; it is good for walking, but no flowers will grow there.* I've always thought normality was overrated and still do. It's just not that interesting to me. At least not FOR me. Which is sometimes a surprise to people who meet me because I look normal. I had a normal . . .
If we wait until we're ready we'll be waiting for the rest of our lives. I'm notorious for having a good idea a minute and never executing. Well, maybe not every minute. But I get lots of ideas for new ventures that turn out to be all talk and no action. It looks like things are changing, . . .
Fall colors have set the world ablaze in many areas, but the dark days of winter are just around the corner. It's a season for kindness, I've always thought. And especially now, with so much ugliness in the world around us. I don't know about you, but I"m always looking for a way to brighten the . . .
Get out there and do this! Do that! Reinvent yourself! Make your dream come true! Contribute to the world! There are a lot of voices out there exhorting women to use their midlife and after time to DO SOMETHING! Telling them they are OBLIGATED to do it. That they're not enough without . . .